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Bere Island Historical Society

Bere Island Historical Society Telephone: +353[0]27 75956 E-Mail: biheritage@gmail.com Web: http://bereislandheritage.daportfolio.com   The Old School building was originally built in 1857; it burnt down in 1979 and was then replaced by the modern National School. The Old School committee renovated the building and re-opened it as a Heritage Centre in August 2009. The Exhibition hosts a wealth of information on the story and history of Bere Island. Sit and relax Read more [...]

Aubane Historical Society

This Society was founded by a number of local people in Aubane in 1985. It aims to contribute to the growing body of local history publications being produced across the country. It concentrates on the local Aubane and Millstreet area as well as North Cork generally. It seeks to make available original and firsthand accounts of various aspects of our history. We rely on our own resources but we appreciate any support and are particularly grateful to Integrated Rural Development (IRD) Read more [...]

Cork Titanic Society

Cork Titanic Society planning to erect ‘Lost at Sea’ Memorial. By Leo MCMahon Saturday April 25th, 2009   The Lord Mayor Cllr. Brian Bermingham making a presentation to Frank O’Sullivan, Commander of Staff, in recognition of his work with the Cork Titanic Society. Also included are Tim O’Sullivan, chairman, Cllr. Dave McCarthy, president, and Basil Switzer. (Photo: Billy macGill) CORK Titanic Society is planning to erect a ‘Lost Read more [...]

The National Monument

Cork’s National Monument at the Grand Parade was erected in 1906 due to the fundraising of the Cork Young Ireland Society. The sculptor was John Francis Davis. The monument commemorates great Irish patriots, particularly those involved in the risings of 1798 and 1803 (United Irishmen and Robert Emmet), 1848 (Young Irelanders) and 1867 (Fenians). Several  lists of patriots’ names are recorded on the monument and the 5 statues are: Mother Erin, Wolfe Tone (Leader of 1798 Read more [...]

Cork Famine Group

The Cork City and County Famine Group was formed to raise awareness of the effects of the Famine in the City and County.  In addition our aim is to engender a sense of interest in Carr's Hill Famine Graveyard (All Saints Famine Cemetery' to give it its correct title) by the County and City Councils together with Saint Finbarr’s Hospital, into the restoration and rejuvenation of the site.    We also feel it is most important to join in the National Commemoration of Read more [...]